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July, 2011

Summer Book Reviews 2011

July 25, 2011

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Craig Romano’s Backpacking Washington, Also, The Tour de France continues! Read Amy Snyder’s book, Hell on Two Wheels as she recounts the 2009 race. The Camping Cookbook by Annie Bell, and more!

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Book Reviews , Camping , Cycling , Features , Fitness , Hiking , Recent Articles , Reviews , Watersports

Bike Commuter: John Ferreira

July 21, 2011

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John Ferreira commutes by bicycle from Bremerton (via ferry) to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every day. He’s out the door at 5:40 a.m. and rides his bike about 10 miles round-trip.

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Escapes: Tri-Cities

July 19, 2011

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In a region with 300 days of sunshine a year and a surrounding landscape of sagebrush and vineyards, Tri-Cities is a sun-lover’s Nirvana. If you’re looking for a warm-weather diversion, this hub of Eastern Washington’s Columbia Valley won’t disappoint.

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Features , Recent Articles , Travel

Publisher’s Note: July 2011

July 19, 2011

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You’re going to love our new Web site! We started out last fall with four Outdoors NW staffers doodling designs for a new Web site on napkins at Starbucks. We’re magazine publishers, after all, and quickly knew we needed help.

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Cama Beach State Park

July 18, 2011

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One of the best things about going to Camano Island’s Cama Beach State Park is there are no ferry lines to get there.

The second and third best are that it’s a mere 60-mile drive from Seattle and this part of the island gets half the rainfall of Seattle.

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Camping Recipes

July 18, 2011

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Smortillas
Roast a marshmallow as you normally would but instead of sandwiching it between two graham crackers, use tortillas instead. Salty, sweet, crunchy, gooey all at the same time! Also: Orange Cakes, Stir-fry, Taco Soup, and more!

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Car Camping

July 18, 2011

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In my Midwest childhood, my family’s outdoors adventures were often limited to staking out a patch of dirt off the interstate under a glowing KOA sign. Nevertheless, I’ve always felt that the term “car camping” doesn’t seem to give campers enough credit

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Glam Camping, On A Roll

July 18, 2011

Airstream "Bambi"

My first experience with an Airstream travel trailer was when I was six years old. It was love at first sight.

That summer my aunt and uncle were coming for an extended visit. Since we didn’t have a guest room, they brought their silver-cocooned master suite on wheels

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Camping , Features , Recent Articles

Yurt Camping

July 18, 2011

Yurt Camping at Paca Pride Guest Ranch

Those of us living in the Pacific Northwest know a thing or two about the outdoors. We head out with packs on our backs and boots on our feet, paddling kayaks and canoes, and sleep outside with nothing but a thin sheet of nylon between us and the elements.

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Aquacaching 101

July 18, 2011

Jason Walton Aquacaching Illustration

Imagine sitting on the side of your kayak, bracing yourself for a dive into the water below. Once you get past the initial shock of the chilly water, you peer into the darkness, searching for anything unusual.

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Recent Articles , Watersports

Sports Medicine Snow Sports Conditioning

July 15, 2011

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Features , Fitness , Snowsports

Sports Medicine Avoiding Overuse Injuries

July 15, 2011

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Sports Medicine Borrowing From Barefoot Running

July 15, 2011

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NW Trails: Goat Mountain(s)

July 13, 2011

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What mountain and lake name is more ubiquitous in Washington State than, “Green?” Quick — scan those maps. Yep, “Goat”— there’s a herd of Goat mountains and lakes scattered across the Evergreen State!

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Camping , Features , Hiking , Recent Articles

Bike Swapper: Paying Attention

July 13, 2011

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This has been a cold and wet springtime and a difficult transition from car to bike. In early June I woke up to sunshine and all the cold and wet seemed to have been forgotten. It’s profound that I began to enjoy riding in this cold and wet rain.

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Cycling , Features , Recent Articles

July 14 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

July 13, 2011

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Looking for Rustic Comfort?
“Yurt” in luck if you are! Our July/August edition features all kinds of Camping – Yurt, Glam, Car and a special feature on the Cama Beach Cabins. Also: Mountain-to-Sound Greenway 20th, 100 Years of Bicycles, Clips of Faith, And much more.

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Space Trailers

July 7, 2011

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From foot to hitch: Rollerblade brothers keep on rolling Bloomington, Minnesota’s Olson brothers, (members of the family who introduced us to the illustrious Rollerblade phenomenon in the early 80s), once again have the wheels turning with their latest unveiling of SPACE Trailers: a lightweight, enclosed trailer designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, families downsizing their [...]

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